Origin of Hottentot
Examples from the Web for hottentot
Displays of malformations were obviously often strikingly offensive, none more so than the “Hottentot Venus.”We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus|Anthony Paletta|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Have you forgotten that the Hottentot himself told us that it was the Bushmen who buried him?Hair-Breadth Escapes|H.C. Adams
A Hottentot would not have been guilty of this sort of barbarism.American Notes|Rudyard Kipling
He spoke in the Kafir tongue, in which the Hottentot replied, and with which young Marais was partially acquainted.The Settler and the Savage|R.M. Ballantyne
Word Origin for Hottentot
1670s, from S.African Dutch, said to mean "stammerer," it is from hot en tot "hot and tot," nonsense words imitative of the clicking, jerking Khoisan speech.